Period
to

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 4 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 13 16 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4,392 2,501 1,753
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 11.01% 9.03% 9.95%
As % of the Vendors category 28.68% 23.28% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,262 1,732 1,230
10th Percentile £290 £297 £213
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.00% +11.11% -0.88%
75th Percentile £644 £600 £555
90th Percentile £740 £675 £655
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 39 35
10th Percentile £14.75 £10.28 £12.42
25th Percentile £20.75 £13.81 £14.00
Median hourly rate £43.15 £17.18 £19.39
Median % change year-on-year +151.24% -11.42% +0.73%
75th Percentile £49.25 £29.75 £31.71
90th Percentile £64.00 £62.60 £40.64
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.09 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.41% +0.51% +7.87%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 15,316 10,741 6,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.41% 38.77% 38.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,987 7,216 4,653
10th Percentile £360 £340 £288
25th Percentile £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £551 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.95% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £686 £638 £606
90th Percentile £775 £713 £713
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 106 81
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.38 £12.63
25th Percentile £23.91 £16.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.68 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +41.84% -6.89% +26.19%
75th Percentile £49.25 £44.94 £43.70
90th Percentile £70.00 £65.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.26% +2.63% +2.70%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 4 July 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Central London +8 709 £525 - 294
West London +8 86 £435 -16.75% 79
South London +5 53 £400 -11.11% 30
East London 0 22 £413 +32.00% 63
North London +5 11 £250 -25.09% 13
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,959 (44.60%) Azure
2 1,223 (27.85%) Agile
3 1,197 (27.25%) Finance
4 1,115 (25.39%) Social Skills
5 963 (21.93%) Windows
6 913 (20.79%) Microsoft 365
7 858 (19.54%) DevOps
8 800 (18.21%) SQL
9 770 (17.53%) Active Directory
10 586 (13.34%) .NET
11 584 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
12 583 (13.27%) C#
13 578 (13.16%) SQL Server
14 563 (12.82%) PowerShell
15 552 (12.57%) Migration
16 527 (12.00%) CI/CD
17 508 (11.57%) Power Platform
18 490 (11.16%) AWS
19 469 (10.68%) Business Intelligence
20 467 (10.63%) Microsoft Excel
21 463 (10.54%) Python
22 462 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
23 438 (9.97%) Project Management
24 430 (9.79%) Scrum
25 419 (9.54%) Azure DevOps
26 396 (9.02%) SharePoint
26 396 (9.02%) Banking
27 393 (8.95%) ITIL
28 389 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
29 372 (8.47%) VMware

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 396 (9.02%) SharePoint
2 150 (3.42%) Confluence
3 115 (2.62%) MS Exchange
4 63 (1.43%) IIS
5 53 (1.21%) Apache Spark
5 53 (1.21%) CMS
6 42 (0.96%) Apache
6 42 (0.96%) Skype for Business
7 33 (0.75%) WebSphere
8 27 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
9 26 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 26 (0.59%) OpenStack
10 14 (0.32%) SAS
10 14 (0.32%) Sitefinity
11 13 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.30%) Tomcat
12 12 (0.27%) MQSeries
12 12 (0.27%) nginx
13 11 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
14 9 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 584 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
2 467 (10.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 216 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 157 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
5 102 (2.32%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.14%) Camtasia
9 6 (0.14%) InDesign
10 5 (0.11%) SPSS
11 4 (0.091%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.068%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.068%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.068%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.068%) Snagit
13 2 (0.046%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.046%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 156 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 11 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 10 (0.23%) Misys Midas
7 9 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (0.20%) thinkFolio
7 9 (0.20%) Workday HCM
8 8 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
8 8 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.18%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.16%) Elite 3E
9 7 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,959 (44.60%) Azure
2 913 (20.79%) Microsoft 365
3 508 (11.57%) Power Platform
4 490 (11.16%) AWS
5 419 (9.54%) Azure DevOps
6 300 (6.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 251 (5.71%) PaaS
8 233 (5.31%) Dynamics 365
9 214 (4.87%) IaaS
10 203 (4.62%) SaaS
11 192 (4.37%) GCP
12 177 (4.03%) PowerApps
13 121 (2.76%) Serverless
14 114 (2.60%) Azure Data Factory
15 111 (2.53%) OneDrive
16 104 (2.37%) GitHub
17 94 (2.14%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 82 (1.87%) Power Automate
19 80 (1.82%) Azure Logic Apps
20 76 (1.73%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 259 (5.90%) Firewall
2 205 (4.67%) DNS
3 144 (3.28%) VPN
4 122 (2.78%) DHCP
5 117 (2.66%) WAN
6 84 (1.91%) LAN
7 74 (1.68%) Internet
7 74 (1.68%) TCP/IP
8 70 (1.59%) Network Security
9 46 (1.05%) Wireless
10 45 (1.02%) Skype
10 45 (1.02%) SSL
11 44 (1.00%) SAN
12 43 (0.98%) VoIP
13 39 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
14 37 (0.84%) WebEx
15 36 (0.82%) IPsec
16 35 (0.80%) SD-WAN
17 34 (0.77%) HTTP
18 28 (0.64%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 578 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 349 (7.95%) Power BI
3 152 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
4 125 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 115 (2.62%) Relational Database
6 111 (2.53%) Data Lake
7 110 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
8 88 (2.00%) Big Data
8 88 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 84 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
10 80 (1.82%) MySQL
11 64 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 64 (1.46%) Tableau
12 45 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 45 (1.02%) MongoDB
13 44 (1.00%) NoSQL
14 34 (0.77%) Redis
15 33 (0.75%) Metadata
16 32 (0.73%) DB2
16 32 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 337 (7.67%) JIRA
2 281 (6.40%) Git (software)
3 237 (5.40%) Jenkins
4 114 (2.60%) TeamCity
5 107 (2.44%) Visual Studio
6 83 (1.89%) GitLab
7 72 (1.64%) Maven
8 59 (1.34%) Gradle
9 57 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 56 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
11 48 (1.09%) Selenium
12 41 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
12 41 (0.93%) Subversion
13 32 (0.73%) Bitbucket
14 28 (0.64%) Cucumber
15 25 (0.57%) SpecFlow
16 24 (0.55%) MSTest
17 23 (0.52%) SonarQube
18 21 (0.48%) Artifactory
18 21 (0.48%) PowerDesigner
General
1 1,197 (27.25%) Finance
2 1,115 (25.39%) Social Skills
3 396 (9.02%) Banking
4 389 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
5 258 (5.87%) Public Sector
6 167 (3.80%) Investment Banking
7 159 (3.62%) Presentation Skills
8 148 (3.37%) Front Office
9 143 (3.26%) Marketing
10 124 (2.82%) Telecoms
11 104 (2.37%) Legal
12 103 (2.35%) Retail
13 89 (2.03%) Organisational Skills
14 77 (1.75%) Influencing Skills
15 72 (1.64%) Financial Institution
16 64 (1.46%) Documentation Skills
16 64 (1.46%) Manufacturing
17 62 (1.41%) Law
18 44 (1.00%) Billing
19 43 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 652 (14.85%) Developer
2 566 (12.89%) Analyst
3 526 (11.98%) Architect
4 290 (6.60%) Project Manager
5 257 (5.85%) Azure Engineer
6 223 (5.08%) Consultant
7 197 (4.49%) Support Engineer
8 195 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
9 187 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 170 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 169 (3.85%) Business Analyst
12 132 (3.01%) Azure Architect
13 114 (2.60%) .NET Developer
14 109 (2.48%) Support Analyst
15 105 (2.39%) C# Developer
16 100 (2.28%) Data Engineer
17 98 (2.23%) Cloud Engineer
18 97 (2.21%) Azure DevOps Engineer
18 97 (2.21%) IT Support
19 94 (2.14%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (13.34%) .NET
2 187 (4.26%) CSS
3 169 (3.85%) HTML
4 133 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 131 (2.98%) .NET Core
5 131 (2.98%) ASP.NET
6 129 (2.94%) AngularJS
7 114 (2.60%) REST
8 112 (2.55%) XML
9 91 (2.07%) React
10 77 (1.75%) JSON
11 70 (1.59%) Kafka
12 68 (1.55%) Web Services
13 65 (1.48%) Node.js
14 60 (1.37%) ARM Templates
15 59 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
15 59 (1.34%) Spring
16 58 (1.32%) RESTful
17 57 (1.30%) jQuery
18 54 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 184 (4.19%) Data Centre
2 145 (3.30%) User Experience
3 136 (3.10%) Public Cloud
4 118 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 112 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 81 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 81 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
7 80 (1.82%) PKI
8 78 (1.78%) Derivative
9 74 (1.68%) Cloud Native
9 74 (1.68%) Fixed Income
10 67 (1.53%) Hedge funds
11 65 (1.48%) Virtual Team
12 59 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 53 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
14 49 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 47 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
16 44 (1.00%) Private Cloud
17 41 (0.93%) Replication
18 40 (0.91%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 963 (21.93%) Windows
2 370 (8.42%) Linux
3 320 (7.29%) Windows 10
4 280 (6.38%) Windows Server
5 138 (3.14%) Unix
6 99 (2.25%) Windows 7
7 84 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 71 (1.62%) Windows Server 2016
9 68 (1.55%) Android
10 65 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 60 (1.37%) Apple iOS
12 59 (1.34%) Mac OS
13 49 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 43 (0.98%) Windows Server 2019
15 23 (0.52%) VMS
16 22 (0.50%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.36%) Windows 8
18 15 (0.34%) CentOS
18 15 (0.34%) HPUX
19 11 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,223 (27.85%) Agile
2 858 (19.54%) DevOps
3 552 (12.57%) Migration
4 527 (12.00%) CI/CD
5 469 (10.68%) Business Intelligence
6 462 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
7 438 (9.97%) Project Management
8 430 (9.79%) Scrum
9 393 (8.95%) ITIL
10 366 (8.33%) Analytics
11 362 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 253 (5.76%) Project Delivery
13 230 (5.24%) CRM
14 228 (5.19%) Test Automation
15 227 (5.17%) Change Management
16 223 (5.08%) Decision-Making
17 217 (4.94%) Infrastructure as Code
18 203 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 198 (4.51%) Microservices
20 197 (4.49%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 800 (18.21%) SQL
2 583 (13.27%) C#
3 563 (12.82%) PowerShell
4 463 (10.54%) Python
5 287 (6.53%) JavaScript
6 233 (5.31%) Java
7 113 (2.57%) Bash
8 111 (2.53%) T-SQL
9 80 (1.82%) VBA
10 75 (1.71%) C++
11 73 (1.66%) TypeScript
12 71 (1.62%) C
13 55 (1.25%) R
14 39 (0.89%) Shell Script
15 38 (0.87%) Scala
16 35 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 35 (0.80%) VB.NET
17 28 (0.64%) PL/SQL
18 24 (0.55%) XAML
19 22 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 306 (6.97%) Security Cleared
2 281 (6.40%) Degree
3 266 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 153 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 68 (1.55%) MCSE
6 64 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (1.41%) MCSA
7 62 (1.41%) PMI Certification
8 60 (1.37%) PMP
9 47 (1.07%) CCNA
10 42 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
10 42 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 39 (0.89%) CISSP
11 39 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 38 (0.87%) MCP
13 37 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 29 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
15 26 (0.59%) DV Cleared
16 24 (0.55%) APMP
17 23 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (3.64%) QA
2 131 (2.98%) PMO
3 111 (2.53%) SLA
4 76 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 68 (1.55%) Data Quality
6 65 (1.48%) GDPR
7 29 (0.66%) Accessibility
8 28 (0.64%) NIST
9 20 (0.46%) GRC
10 17 (0.39%) PCI DSS
11 14 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 14 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 12 (0.27%) COBIT
13 9 (0.20%) EMIR
14 8 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
14 8 (0.18%) GxP
14 8 (0.18%) MiFID
14 8 (0.18%) NCSC
15 7 (0.16%) GMP
15 7 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 770 (17.53%) Active Directory
2 263 (5.99%) Docker
3 247 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
4 76 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
5 74 (1.68%) vSphere
6 63 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 63 (1.43%) XenApp
7 59 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 52 (1.18%) XenDesktop
9 33 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (0.61%) NFS
11 21 (0.48%) Firmware
12 20 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (0.41%) BitLocker
14 15 (0.34%) VMware NSX
15 13 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
16 11 (0.25%) vCloud
17 7 (0.16%) Terminal Services
18 5 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 364 (8.29%) Terraform
2 316 (7.19%) Kubernetes
3 263 (5.99%) SCCM
4 212 (4.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 171 (3.89%) Ansible
6 68 (1.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 55 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
8 48 (1.09%) Puppet
9 37 (0.84%) SCOM
10 33 (0.75%) Prometheus
11 32 (0.73%) Grafana
12 28 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (0.55%) WSUS
14 22 (0.50%) Control-M
15 21 (0.48%) Kibana
16 18 (0.41%) AirWatch
16 18 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
17 17 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
18 16 (0.36%) vCenter Server
19 15 (0.34%) CASB
Vendors
1 372 (8.47%) VMware
2 288 (6.56%) Oracle
3 254 (5.78%) Citrix
4 225 (5.12%) Cisco
5 172 (3.92%) Databricks
6 169 (3.85%) Google
7 159 (3.62%) SAP
8 138 (3.14%) ServiceNow
9 105 (2.39%) IBM
10 104 (2.37%) Apple
11 75 (1.71%) Red Hat
12 62 (1.41%) HP
13 60 (1.37%) Bloomberg
14 58 (1.32%) Splunk
15 53 (1.21%) Sitecore
16 51 (1.16%) Palo Alto
16 51 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
17 46 (1.05%) Dell
18 42 (0.96%) Adobe
19 37 (0.84%) NetApp